British based charity Send A Cow have announced that the President of the British Veterinary Association, Simon Doherty, has been appointed to their Board of Trustees.
He will join the Board which has responsibility for the proper governance of Send a Cow and their vision, mission, values and strategic direction. Having spent over 20 years in the veterinary sector, the charity says that Simon will bring “a wealth of professional and personal experience to the role.”
Already a keen supporter of Send A Cow’s work and an Ambassador since 2013, Simon has already visited Kenya to see how they support East African projects.
Simon says: “Part of my interest in Send a Cow is their back-to-basics approach to sustainable agriculture, ensuring that cattle are well looked after and productive, and using manure and urine from livestock to enrich soil so that families can grow food to eat and sell. I have seen for myself how this very practical approach to farming is transforming lives”.
In his capacity as an Ambassador for the charity, Simon has been regularly talking to community groups and schools about their work as well as fundraising. He has also provided strategic technical and veterinary support to a number of Send A Cow’s initiatives.
Speaking of his new role, which officially started on 18th January, Simon says: “I have been involved with Send a Cow for many years. I hope that through my appointment to the Group Board I can help continue to raise awareness around the charity’s fantastic work, building on my previous experience as an Ambassador and on the UK Advisory Board, using my networks in the veterinary and agricultural sector.”